15 Albums To Look For In Spring 2019

Posted by Amoebite, March 13, 2019 12:30pm | Post a Comment

Albums To Look For Spring 2019

Spring 2019 promises a slew of records from buzzworthy newcomers and old faves. Bands like Priests and Ex Hex continue their ascendancy. The Drums, Jenny Lewis, and Vampire Weekend return after some time away, delivering star-studded casts, evolutions in sound, and instantly addictive singles. Then, of course, there are the latest laid back emissions from Mac Demarco, riotous live tracks from Ty Segall, and an emotionally compelling tribute from Steve Earle & The Dukes.

Read on to discover some of our must-have new releases. Your spring soundtrack awaits, with preorders available now.

Ex Hex - It's Real

Ex Hex - It's Real (out 3/22)

On their second LP, It's Real, Ex Hex builds on their garage/post-punk hybrid sound, evolving into a bigger, fuller, lusher sound. Experimental and intriguing, it will be available on standard black and limited edition magenta/blue swirl color vinyl.  

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Strand of Oaks - Eraserland

Strand of Oaks - Eraserland (out 3/22)

Strand of Oaks frontman Timothy Showalter wrote Eraserland as a testament to the power of hope. Equally inspired is his roundup of contributors, with appearances by My Morning Jacket members Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, Patrick Hallahan, and Tom Blankenship, as well as Jason Isbell. Produced by Kevin Ratterman, it's available on standard black or cloudy clear vinyl. 

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Lambchop - This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)

LambchopThis (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) (out 3/22)

When asked about the sound of This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You), Lambchop's Kurt Wagner said, “Picture yourself on a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies… This is not that.” Featuring pedal steel, piano, and harmonica, the LP IS introspective, surprising, and moving. Available on standard black or clear vinyl.

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La Dispute - Panorama

La Dispute - Panorama (out 3/22)

La Dispute teamed up once again with producer Will Yip (Quicksand, Braid, Nothing) for their fourth LP, Panorama. Fusing jazz, hardcore, and noise, vocalist Jordan Dreyer mines real life inspiration for this ambitious release. Available on standard black or clear vinyl. 

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Jenny Lewis - On the Line

Jenny Lewis - On the Line (out 3/22)

Jenny Lewis enlisted Beck, Ringo Starr, Don Was, Benmont Tench, and Jim Keltner for On the Line. As her first solo LP in five years, this is guaranteed to be an event. Available on standard black or blue vinyl. If you're in Los Angeles on release day, be sure to catch a special in-store performance from Jenny Lewis at Amoeba Hollywood. Please note that you must purchase the album in-store at Amoeba on 3/22 for guaranteed entry to the show. 

Pre-order CD | LP | Indie LP

Steve Earle - Guy

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy (out 3/29)

Steve Earle and his band The Dukes cover the inimitable Guy Clark on the appropriately named tribute LP, Guy. Expect appearances from Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, and a slew of other musical luminaries. Available on standard black or limited edition royal blue vinyl.

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Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (out 3/29)

Billie Eilish's ambitious, eclectic WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was specifically written so each song sounded completely different than the rest. Eilish's goal for the album was to create a collection of songs so diverse, anyone could find something to dig. Available on pale yellow vinyl.

Pre-order CD | Deluxe CD | LP

Ty Segall - Deforming Lobes

Ty Segall - Deforming Lobes (out 3/29)

Recorded live at LA's own Teragram Ballroom, Ty Segall releases a blazing set of tunes on his latest, Deforming Lobes. Featuring the musical talents of backing artists The Freedom Band and out via Drag City, it's a rough-and-rowdy garage rock dream-come-true.

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Priests - The Seduction of Kansas

Priests - The Seduction of Kansas (out 4/5)

Recorded over the course of two weeks at producer John Congleton's (Angel Olsen, St. Vincent) Dallas studio, The Seduction of Kansas finds Priests sounding sharper and smarter than ever. Equally inspired by Davids Byrne and Bowie, fast food, and the writing of Chris Kraus, the LP is available on standard black or pink vinyl.

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The Drums - Brutalism

The Drums - Brutalism (out 4/5)

The Drums mastermind Jonny Pierce teamed up with the formidable Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, Amen Dunes) to create this vulnerable, dark, and ultimately danceable record to life. Packed with intricately-crafted, introspective indie pop gems, Brutalism is available on standard black or white vinyl.

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Chemical Brothers No Geography

The Chemical Brothers - No Georgraphy (out 4/12)

No Geography finds The Chemical Brothers returning to their roots. Not only did they (literally) dust off their old equipment, they also pared back their use of guest vocalists to just two: Norwegian singer/songwriter Aurora and Japanese rapper Nene. Their ninth album overall, No Geography will be available April 12th on standard CD and vinyl via Astralwerks.

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Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride

Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride (out 5/3)

Vampire Weekend's first new album since 2013's Modern Vampires of the City will be released on May 3rd. Father of the Bride, which also features guest vocalists for the first time, will be available on 140-gram double vinyl.

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Mac Demarco Here comes the Cowboy

Mac Demarco - Here Comes the Cowboy (out 5/10)

Mac Demarco's fourth full-length album, Here Comes The Cowboy, comes out May 10th and it's the first release on his new record label. It'll be available on standard black vinyl and an indie exclusive green and black color LP version with alternative cover art.

Pre-order CD | LP | Indie LP

The National I Am Easy To Find

The National - I Am Easy To Find (out 5/17)

The National's eighth album, I Am Easy To Find, was recently announced along with a short film by the same name directed by Mike Mills and starring Alicia Vikander. The album features guest vocalists Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and will be released on standard CD and vinyl, along with an indie exclusive clear 2LP and a deluxe edition red, yellow & gray 3LP version.

Pre-order CD | LP | Indie LP | Deluxe LP

Morrissey California Son

Morrissey - California Son (out 5/24)

Morrissey is releasing a covers album of songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Roy Orbison, Carly Simon & more. The album also features several guest artists, including Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, LP, and Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant. Look for California Son on standard CD and vinyl May 24th.

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